OUR HISTORY IN A NUTSHELL
In the autumn of 2015, a petition and then a motion were presented to Wycombe District Council, asking for them to agree to accept some of the 20,000 refugees whom the Government had pledged to resettle under the Vulnerable Persons’ Resettlement Scheme. The Council was not minded to take any. Those of us who wanted to help refugees therefore sought another way to do so.
Following bombings in Paris and elsewhere, interfaith vigils were organised. It became apparent that there was a groundswell of support among people of goodwill in High Wycombe, and a movement called Acting Together with Loving Kindness was born. When we registered as a charity in July 2016, the name was changed to Wycombe Refugee Partnership.
Poster for one of the inter-faith vigils